Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines
-- The Museum of Contemporary Art opts for Eli Broad's $30-million bailout offer and appoints Charles Young, former UCLA chancellor, as CEO. A news conference is planned this morning at MOCA.
-- "Speed-the-Plow" box office plunges after Jeremy Piven's departure due to "high levels of mercury."
-- Shakespeare Santa Cruz raises more than the $300,000 needed to stay afloat.
-- Dallas Opera's George Steel balks at general manager offer from New York City Opera.
-- Financial concerns lead the Orange County Museum of Art to postpone Diebenkorn exhibition.
-- Performing arts groups follow the airline model, charging more for "premium seats" with more legroom.
-- Christie's plans reorganization amid sales slump in art market.
-- PBS to air "Grey Gardens: From East Hampton to Broadway" documentary on the 2006 musical tonight at 10 on KCET.
-- Poll finds Andrew Lloyd Webber the most influential figure in theater over the last decade.
-- National Academy Museum in New York struggles to survive.
-- Four groups offer free tickets to patrons of Baltimore Opera, which canceled its season and filed for Chapter 11 protection.
-- Beijing plans a complex of 32 theaters, calling it China's answer to Broadway.
-- Lisa Fung
Photo: The Museum of Contemporary Art's Grand Avenue location. Credit: Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times